Principal’s Message: Safety Drills

Dear Musick Families,

We wanted to share the three safety drills your students are participating in this year as part of our comprehensive safety plan.  The goal of practicing the drills is to help our students feel safe at school and to know what to do should an emergency arise. We are sharing this information with you so you may discuss the drills with your students.  Below is a brief description of the drills that will be practiced:

Evacuation: How to exit the school in a quick and orderly manner.  This is most typically used for a fire drill. Each class follows an exit route and are accounted for while waiting quietly with teachers outside the building.  We practice fire drills one time per month.  No one can enter the school during an evacuation.

Lockdown: How students are kept safe when there is a potential threat within the school.  Students practice staying quiet and unseen. We practice lockdown drills every other month. Nobody may leave their classroom during a lockdown and entry into the school is not permitted.

Earthquake: How students keep safe should an earthquake occur. Students will practice  the “duck and cover” position.  Then students will practice evacuating the school when it is safe to do so.  We practice earthquake drills every other month. No one can enter the school during an evacuation.

We strongly encourage you to talk to your students about what to do both at school and at home in the event of a crisis.  If you have any questions about any of our safety procedures please don’t hesitate to contact us at 510.818.4000.

Sincerely,

Amanda Golliher

Principal

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